Most would agree health service jargon is a pain but it appears it can also be dangerous.

"NHS jargon let rapist escape," shouted the Daily Mail, as it reported how serial sex offender Terrence O'Keefe managed to flee London's King's College Hospital.

"He was described by his escort as a 'medium secure patient' and the vague language meant hospital staff might not have realised how dangerous he was," said The Daily Telegraph.

Talking of jargon, public health minister Dawn Primarolo has accused TV shows about obese people of "fatsploitation", reports the Daily Mirror.

She probably wouldn't be impressed by the News of the World's talk of a "lard of trouble" for the NHS. "Cash-strapped hospitals are forking out a staggering£13m a year on special equipment to make FAT patients comfy," claimed the paper, including "supersize BEDS, heavy-duty operating TABLES... and giant GOWNS".

While the News of the World splurged on capital letters, the Mail on Sunday followed up HSJ's story of two weeks ago that the GP practice for staff at Buckingham Palace gets "twice as much NHS funding per patient as ordinary GP practices". Our story also prompted questions in Parliament.

At least the palace can find space for its medics. "Doctors are struggling to care for patients because managers have commandeered their offices," reported the Metro, following a British Medical Association survey. BMA consultants committee chairman Dr Jonathan Fielden said: "The plush, spacious consultant's office is a figment of television imagination."